Samsung Prosecuted for Deception about Water Resistant Galaxy
Samsung Prosecuted for Deception about Water Resistant Galaxy. Samsung has been brought to court in Australia. The company says that Galaxy smartphones are water-resistant.
Social media ads, TV, billboards and leaflets show that people with a phone in their hands are diving into the ocean or a swimming pool. Deception, according to consumer watchdog.
The complaint concerns more than three hundred advertisements. Samsung said that the Galaxy smartphones could survive for half an hour and a half meters underwater.
According to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, Samsung has never tested that, and therefore could not claim it. Besides, Samsung rejected claims from users with water damage.
“To lure customers, Samsung has shown the Galaxies in situations where they should not be used,” said the watchdog. , S7, S7 Edge, Note 9, Note 8, Note 7, A8, A7 and A5.